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food

  1. LianFlower

    Do you have to bake apple branches?

    Hi everyone! We have some apple trees here in our yard and I am wondering if it's okay to give the piggies the branches right from the tree? I saw they sell apple branches in the store but I'm not sure if they bake or treat them somehow first to make them safe? Thanks!
  2. AlphaUrd13

    Is this food chart accurate?

    Hello, I have been a G piggy mommy for almost 2 months and the research never ends when it comes to my piggies' health and diet and always stumble upon new website offering a variety of info. Some tend to clash with info on other sites so I figured starting a thread here and asking for help...
  3. B

    New baby pig meets BOSS pig

    Hi, first time posting on the forum. me and my partner had our first guinea pigs around a year and a half ago called luna and memphis. sadly memphis passed away due to health complications that left us both heart broken. memphis was always the boss, sat on the hay pile and wouldnt take any crap...
  4. dannif_piggies

    Pellet suggestion (UK)

    I'm looking for a new pellet to feed my piggies. However what kind of levels should I be looking for in terms of fibre, protein, calcium, etc..? I recently realised that the pellets my pigs are on are alfalfa based which would've been fine for Willow as a baby, but I'm concerned these are too...
  5. dannif_piggies

    Spare bags of food

    Firstly, I'm sorry if I've posted this in the wrong section, but basically after recently getting Willow and her already being fed pelettes, and Honey on Gerty, I have now got Honey eating the pellets, however now I have 2 unopened bags and a nearly new bag of Gerty left (where I had stocked up...
  6. Iluvmyguineapigs

    I give my guinea pig 4 pieces of lettuce a day- is that ok?

    I give my guinea pig about 4 pieces of lettuce a day. Is that ok? Will he get sick or anything? Please tell me if it’s wrong and tell me how much to give him.
  7. AlvieOB

    What food can piggies eat every day?

    Hi everyone, Does anyone know what food is best for feeding guineas every day as treats, as well as their veg bowl? I’ve heated lettuce is only able to be fed 4 times a week. Thanks, Alvie
  8. AlvieOB

    Pea Flakes, healthy?

    Hi everyone, I’m looking for a guinea pig treat that is healthy, to reward my piggies with and hand feed to gain their trust and tame them. Are pea flakes a good option? Are they healthy? If not, any other suggestions? Thanks a lot, Alvie, pawrent of teenage Peruvian boys Billy and Pumpkin!
  9. LothianCavies

    Preferred brands and stores UK

    Hello, My three boys are doing very nicely so far and we have made them a rather large indoor enclosure in the hope we can avoid a fallout during their upcoming tricky months. Now I am hoping for advise and recommendations from uk piggie owners. Which food brands do you recommend? Is there an...
  10. oofitsnaomi

    Can these foods be fed to piggies daily?

    Hi! Great news, it's confirmed that I am adopting two male guinea pigs! You can view their in depth profiles here: For Adoption Their favourite foods are Strawberry tops, mango pits, carrots, parsley, dandelions, and cucumber. Can these foods be fed daily to piggies? I am currently making a...
  11. L

    Are Dumor Pellets Okay?

    Hello! I’ve been feeding my piggies pellets and hay from the brand Dumor at Tractor Supply since I’ve had them. I am seeing more and more posts that say seeds and things are bad, and Dumor has seeds and things in it. Could I just pick out the seeds and things or do I have to switch them to...
  12. GeorgiaHarris

    What hay should I use?

    I want to bulk order some hay from Hay and Straw but I'm not sure which hay to get. They have 3 different types: Ings hay, Timothy and Rye hay and Meadow hay. Does anyone order from here and have any reviews/preferences?
  13. frodoandsam

    Good and bad veggies?

    :help: I have been feeding my guinea pigs kale, romaine lettuce, bell peppers and carrots. But, when researching if kale stems are okay, I ran into a few sites/people that said kale should be fed once a week or two weeks even and that it isn't good for them? I was wondering if this is true...
  14. M

    Dominant Females

    A few months ago I got my two year old female Guinea pig, Macy, a companion. I got a 2 month old female, Penelope. Penelope was naturally submissive to Macy and was actually only comfortable when with Macy. Penelope is still extremely dependent on Macy (she doesn’t like to move too much if she...
  15. MiloAndJake

    Feeding my piggies fruit and veg

    Hey, only veggies ive been giving my piggies are romaine lettuce, cucumber and carrot. I feed them a a few slices/leafs in the morning then again at night and through the day they have some grass was just wondering if that is too much or too little? I’m nervous of trying other fruit and veg and...
  16. Lil3piggies

    Feeding Schedule And Amounts!

    hi guys! Just wanting to check that what I give Arty is okay or not.. too much/too little? I use a pets at home measure cup and measure 40g of nuggets for the day, this is given in the morning and topped up when I get home from work. Hay in the morning and then topped up after work and...
  17. Kevin_Haae

    Opinions On This Diet?

    So i researched a lot about foods that guinea pigs can eat and should only have selectively, as well as the amount of calcium etc to look at. I was wondering what you guys thought of this diet i've been giving my piggies, as they seem to love it. It's for 2 pigs. so each day i've been giving...
  18. S

    Spelt?

    I have some spelt seed that I originally bought to use as ground cover. I believe it's an older type of wheat. Would it be okay to feed some to my three guinea pigs? I would of course cut it before it went to seed.
  19. Cherri

    Cheaper To Buy Food/bedding Online?

    This might not be the right forum to ask, but what's your opinion on buying food and bedding in bulk and online? If it's a good idea, websites to visit?
  20. UhreGuineas

    What Flowers Can Guinea Pigs Eat?

    Over the summer i plan in making a little garden for the piggies and was wondering what some good options are. I was thinking about marigolds, nasturtiums, and teddy bear sunflowers. If there is possibly more I could add to their garden, or if i should not get them one of the 3 i planned on...
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